Nic Maddinson credits `aggressive approach` for return to form
Sydney: Australian cricketer Nic Maddinson has credited an aggressive approach to his return to form after he crunched 34 runs off just 16 balls in his T20 International debut against India.
According to The Daily Telegraph, long-touted a potential Test star, Maddinson first entered the spotlight when he became the youngest NSW player to score a first class century, blasting 113 in his debut match.
However, last year he endured his most difficult first class season since debuting as an 18-year-old, when poor form saw him relegated to the NSW second XI early in the season, the report said.
A change in NSW`s coaching structure led to him reuniting with his junior batting coach, Trent Woodhill, before Christmas last year, which he feels may have turned his career around, the report added.
Maddinson didn`t change anything related to his technique with Woodhill concentrating on his approach to the game, the report further said.
The cricketer said that it was hard for someone who was young to find the balance of being aggressive and still being consistent, adding that he went back to an old coach and just worked on being quite aggressive again.
The move garnered immediate results, with Maddinson unleashing his full array of strokes in a timely 154 against Tasmania to finish the Sheffield Shield season strongly, according to the report.